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reciteverb [I or T]

uk   us   /rɪˈsaɪt/
to say a ​piece of writing ​aloud from ​memory, or to ​publicly say a ​list of things: She ​proudly recited the Pledge of Allegiance. The ​oppositionparty recited a ​longlist of the government's ​failings.
(Definition of recite from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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reciteverb [I/T]

 us   /rɪˈsɑɪt/
to say a ​piece of writing ​aloud from ​memory: [I] He was ​nervous about reciting in ​front of the ​class. [T] The ​children recite the Pledge of Allegiance every ​morning.
recitation
noun [C]  us   /ˌres·ɪˈteɪ·ʃən/
fml a recitation of the "Gettysburg Address"
(Definition of recite from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “recite”
in Korean 암송하다…
in Arabic يُلقي…
in Malaysian mendeklamasikan…
in French réciter…
in Russian повторять наизусть…
in Chinese (Traditional) 背誦, 朗誦, 當衆吟誦…
in Italian recitare…
in Turkish ezbere söylemek/okumak…
in Polish recytować…
in Spanish recitar…
in Vietnamese kể lại…
in Portuguese recitar…
in Thai ท่อง…
in German aufsagen…
in Catalan recitar…
in Japanese ~を暗唱する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 背诵, 朗诵, 当众吟诵…
in Indonesian mengucapkan luar kepala…
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